Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 63 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $600.00 to $28,592,784.28. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: MasterCard (MA) - FREE Research Report MasterCard Foundation, who is 10% Owner at MasterCard, sold 40,212 shares at $75.03 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 118.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.03% with the 40,212-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $75.47, up $0.44, or 0.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 107,232
12-Week # shares sold: 116,530
24-Week # shares sold: 183,097
The average volume for MasterCard has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $83.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 10.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on MA - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates MasterCard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.